Environment

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s platypus is under severe stress as the continent’s prolonged drought dries up river beds, leaving one of the world’s most peculiar animals fighting for its existence, scientists say. The intensity of Australia’s three-year drought on top of other factors such as land clearing, dam construction and climate change is worsening the
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XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil (Reuters) – Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the “genocide, ethnocide and ecocide” planned by the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire arrives for a meeting with politicians
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit. FILE PHOTO: U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at an event in Aurora, Colorado, U.S. Dec 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rick
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Scientists working to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction plan to implant its artificially developed embryos in another, more abundant rhino subspecies in Kenya later this year, researchers and government officials said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Najin (R) and her daughter Fatou, the last two northern white rhino females, graze near
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. In neighboring India, at least 10 people were killed after several avalanches hit the northern-part of Indian-administered Kashmir. Two Pakistani officials said many villagers were still
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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The Panama Canal said on Monday it will cut its daily slot reservations due to droughts, and impose a “freshwater” charge on ships to maintain the thoroughfare’s levels, tightening access to one of the world’s most important trading routes. Canal Administrator Ricaurte Vasquez told a news conference that from Feb. 15,
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MANILA (Reuters) – Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time, potentially triggering a tsunami. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes around Taal, one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes,
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FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg celebrates her 17th birthday by attending the weekly “Fridays For Future” climate strike outside the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm, Sweden January 3, 2020. TT News Agency/Claudio Bresciani/via REUTERS (Reuters) – Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on German engineering group Siemens AG to review its role in
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Striking images of the Popocatepetl volcano erupting near Mexico City that shocked residents of the capital this week were the result of new high definition cameras monitoring the mountain, and not due to any unusual activity, authorities said. Popocatepetl, or “Smoking Hill” in the native Nahuatl language, belched a column of
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